Sheriff’s deputies just before midnight Sunday collected 15 shell casings from a home on the 400 block of Old Gadsden Highway, casings believed to have been fired from an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle or similar firearm, said Calhoun County Chief Deputy Matthew Wade. A 29-year-old victim who lives at the home with his mother said he went on the front porch of the home to smoke a cigarette around 11:45 p.m., when he saw headlights approaching the driveway. The man told deputies someone in the vehicle then started firing at the house.
Wade said the victim told deputies he ran into the house and locked the door, woke his sleeping mother and took cover.
A deputy at gas station less than a half-mile away heard the shooting and headed toward the home, but saw no one leaving the residence, Wade said.
The victim could not provide investigators with a description of the vehicle or suspect and said he didn’t know why anyone would target him, Wade said.
“Typically if you shoot at a house 15 times, you’re mad at somebody,” Wade said.
The victim received a cut on his buttocks from a piece of glass during the shooting, but declined medical treatment, Wade said.
The chief deputy said the house had about 10 bullet holes, including in the living room and the victim’s mother’s bedroom.
Wade said Monday the Sheriff’s Office had no suspects. The shell casings collected at the scene will be sent to the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences in Huntsville for testing.
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